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    Reactions to the death of casino magnate and political donor Sheldon Adelson

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The following are reactions to the death of American casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson:

    PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

    “Sheldon’s extraordinary actions to strengthen Israel’s position in the United States and the connection between Israel and the (Jewish) diaspora will be remembered for generations. … Together with his wife Miriam, Sheldon was one of the largest donors in history to the Jewish people, Zionism, settlements and the State of Israel. “

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    FORMER US PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH

    “He was an American patriot, a generous benefactor of charitable causes and a strong supporter of Israel.”

    CHARLES NORTON, PORTFOLIO MANAGER OF PENN DAVIS MCFARLAND

    “Although sad to see his passing, the company is in good hands with (president and CEO) Rob Goldstein … it should be seamless. from the company’s point of view. “

    UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADER KEVIN MCCARTHY

    “His life has made him a fearless advocate of freedom and entrepreneurship and a source of advice and support for a generation of conservatives, myself included. … He was the greatest friend of freedom. “

    LINDSEY GRAHAM, SENATOR OF THE US REPUBLICAN

    “Sheldon truly embodied the American dream. Raised in very humble circumstances as a Jewish boy in Boston, Sheldon was a born entrepreneur and a great patriot. “

    UNITED STATES REPUBLICAN SENATOR TOM COTTON

    “Sheldon’s philanthropy strengthened our party and forged a closer friendship between the United States and Israel. The United States and Israel are stronger and safer thanks to Sheldon’s work. “

    Reporting by Jeffrey Heller, David Randall, Doina Chiacu, Andy Sullivan; Editing by Howard Goller

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